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Home means Henderson for AHL’s Silver Knights franchise

September 11th, 2020

With two professional hockey franchises that now call Southern Nevada home, Las Vegas has cemented its reputation as a bona fide hockey town. The Vegas Golden Knights made history as the region’s first NHL team in facing off with the 2017-18 season. The Henderson Silver Knights of the AHL were officially branded with a name…

New Silver Knights join AHL, will call Henderson home

July 5th, 2020

The end of May signaled the ending of a long wait regarding the new AHL team in Nevada. On May 28, the Henderson Silver Knights officially joined the league and became the top affiliate for the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights. Black Knight Sports and Entertainment, LLC, which also owns and operates the Golden Knights, purchased…

Junior hockey-bound Smejkal winner of 2020 Workman Scholarship

June 24th, 2020

The Mark Workman Scholarship is awarded to a current high school senior in the Vegas Jr. Golden Knights program who best exemplifies passion, sportsmanship, team play, work ethic, discipline, community service and academic achievement. Noah Smejkal checks all those boxes, and then some. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE The winner of the 2020 scholarship, which is…

Reno Ice hoping to break ground, become reality later in 2020

April 22nd, 2020

There may yet be a new arena in Reno. Reno Ice – the Jennifer M. O’Neal Community Ice Arena was slated to break ground last month after the O’Neal family made a major donation to get the project underway. Jennifer O’Neal is the mother of Greater Reno Community Ice Skating Association (GRCISA) board member Chris…

History made as Vegas product Quinney makes NHL debut for Golden Knights

April 1st, 2020

Jason Zucker was born in California, raised in Las Vegas, and currently plays in the NHL for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Once the Vegas Golden Knights came into the league in 2017, many wondered how long it would be until a Las Vegas native would play for his hometown team. That question was answered on Feb….

AHL approves new franchise for Henderson, Golden Knights’ top affiliate to play at Orleans Arena

March 24th, 2020

The American Hockey League announced last month that the AHL Board of Governors has approved the transfer of ownership of the San Antonio Rampage AHL franchise to the Vegas Golden Knights, as well as the relocation of that franchise from San Antonio, Tex., to Henderson/Las Vegas, effective with the 2020-21 season. The Golden Knights’ AHL…

Faith Lutheran showcasing high school game in Las Vegas

February 20th, 2020

As the Vegas Golden Knights continue to push the game forward at the NHL level, Faith Lutheran High School is mirroring that situation at the high school level in Las Vegas. Now in its second season as a program, the Crusaders play regularly to capacity crowds at City National Arena, the Golden Knights practice facility…

New Lifeguard Arena in Henderson set to open later this year

January 2nd, 2020

Being thankful for hockey is nothing new for Las Vegas and its residents, and the new rink in Henderson set to open later this year is further proof that the game has a rightful place in town and surrounding communities. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE On Nov. 20, just eight days before the Thanksgiving holiday, the…

Vegas native Gartzke fine-tuning game with USPHL’s Blaze

January 1st, 2020

Choosing to play in the United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL) the past two seasons has done wonders for Ty Gartzke. A 2000-born defenseman from Las Vegas, Gartzke is emerging as a top player for the Decatur Blaze, an organization based in Decatur, Ill., that is now in its fifth season in the USPHL. Gartzke…

Jr. Wolf Pack working to grow game in Northern Nevada

November 22nd, 2019

Now in its sixth season as a youth hockey program, the Nevada Jr. Wolf Pack has grown exponentially since 2014. A USA Hockey-sanctioned association, the Jr. Wolf Pack sticks firmly to the American Development Model (ADM), and the results speak for themselves. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “We have grown from just an idea to keep…